Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Bakery: 3

It has been so exciting to see what all you creative people out there are doing with Baked Texture, my new embossing powder for artists from Emerald Creek. My hope with these powders was that people would find non-traditional ways to use them. And you haven't disappointed. Here are some of the beauties I have come across online this week. Click each link to see more...


Jenny used Chunky Rust to create this textural tag. And in the technique video that follows, she shows how to use Tim Holtz's new Distress Resist Spray to create the effect.


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Autumn used a variety of products to achieve this rusty surface, including Chunky Rust Baked Texture on the doily underneath her flowers.


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Patricia added both Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax into the background of this incredible Mixed media piece. 


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Linda created the most beautiful surfaces on a series of tags using Vintage Beeswax, Ancient Amber, Patina Oxide, Chunky Rust and Rocky Road.


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Nikki used Patina Oxide Baked Texture to create a textural and dimensional frame around the edge of this rusty and crusty piece.


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Have a look at this dimensional, textural, and layered background that Amanda created with Patina Oxide, Deep Sea, Ancient Amber, Dirty Sand and Chunky Rust. 


She also used Vintage Beeswax on the center circle focal point.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Upcoming

They say April showers being May flowers. I think that they also bring May classes. Early next month, my "workshop season" begins in earnest. I would love for you to join me along the way.

EncaustiCastle 
Lexington, Kentucky

I am excited to be part of a tag-team, book arts retreat hosted by Patricia Seggebruch at the EncaustiCastle in Lexington, Kentucky.


From 5/9-5/12, I am teaching A Library of Memories, a workshop focused on book making, mixed media painting, collage and found object assemblage. Not only is this my only workshop which includes found object art, it is the last time I will be teaching this class.


You also have the option of staying though 5/15 to continue the retreat with the amazing Daniel Essig who will then be teaching Treasure Binding.


You can choose onsite accommodations in the "castle" or join as a day commuter. For more information or to register, click here.

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Everything Scrapbook & Stamps
Lake Worth, Florida

I am excited to be returning to Everything Scrapbook & Stamp In Lake Worth, Florida with two, one-day workshops.


On 5/19, I am bringing my Baked Textures to heat in the Florida sun during my workshop Get Baked! 


On 5/20 we learn the basics behind and create abstract art during my one-day workshop Abstraction Reaction.


Registration is open and more details can be found here and here.

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Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 
Columbus, Ohio

Join me at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio where I will be part of the annual Quilt & Surface Design Symposium.


My first workshop, from 5/28-6/1 is Table of Contents, a five-day immersion into all things mixed media.


Immediately after, I will be teaching For Your Eyes Only, a 2-day class, from 6/2-6/3.


See more information about my classes and the entire event here.

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Idyllwild Arts 
Idyllwild, California

I am returning to the mountain town of Idyllwild and to Idyllwild arts to teach two workshops over a 3-day weekend.


On 6/15, I bring my most popular class to Idyllwild: 52 Card Pickup.


From 6/16-17 we will be making and filling books in A Book of Moments.


Registration is open and seats are limited. Read all about it here.

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You can also join me in in other states in the USA - as well as Australia and Canada later in the year. See all my 2018 workshops on my workshop page. And...stay tuned for a few more locations to be added soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Bakery: 2

It has been so exciting to see what all you creative people out there are doing with Baked Texture, my new embossing powder for artists from Emerald Creek, which happily are now back in stock in my online shop.

My hope with these powders was that people would find non-traditional ways to use them. And you haven't disappointed. Here are some of the beauties I have come across online this week. Click each link to see more...


Tracy used Patina Oxide to create the textured butterfly in the center and Chunky Rust around the edges of the tag.


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Autumn used Vintage Beeswax, Patina Oxide and Deep Sea on her textured and layered accordion book.


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Alison created this swath of rust using both Chunky Rust and Rocky Road Baked Texture.


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Julie created a series of pieces, each of which used one of the flavors of Baked Texture. Ancient Amber is above and Chunky Rust is below.


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Barbara created this rough, textural element using Rocky Road.


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Amanda used Rocky Road, Vintage Beeswax, Deep Sea, Ancient Amber, Dirty Sand, and Patina Oxide to create all these multi-textured details.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

I'm on Pinterest. Finally.

This is the year of change and possibility for me and social media is one of the targets. I dropped my Twitter account in January and have not had a second thought. And while I have resisted for many a year for fear of completely disappearing into the computer, I am now the proud owner of a Pinterest account. Yup. I did it. It's been done.


I have just started to create my boards - not to mention to learn all the lingo from yet another platform. So far, my boards fall into four categories...

MY ARTWORK



MY PRODUCTS



MY PRODUCTS, YOUR ART

MY INSPIRATION



I will be building more soon, as well as adding new pins daily. Cause that's what you do, right? Would love for you to check out my site and follow me. And you know I will be following you.